Principal’s Welcome

Dear Parents and Guardians

I would like to welcome you all to the 2019 school year.

It is a privilege for me to move into the role of Principal this year and we as a College are very excited to have the opportunity to partner with you.

Originally from western Sydney, my family and I have been part of the Marrara community for 10 years. I have worked as PE Coordinator, Head of School and Principal of NT Christian College during that time. In the last 2 years I have also been Principal of NT Christian Schools Registered Training Organisation, Transforming Training.

I am deeply passionate about Christian Education and desire to continue to develop a school that acknowledges every student as being made in the image of God and being loved by Him. In this way, every student brings a range of gifts and abilities that as a school we will seek to stretch and develop so they can engage wisely and fully in our rapidly changing world.

As a College we would like to say to you that you belong here and we love that you have chosen to be part of this learning community. I would also like to encourage you to continue to partner with us as we work together in educating our students.

On Tuesday 5th February, we will be having 2019 Family Kick Start and Parent Information Evening. This is an opportunity for you to share your deep hopes for you child with us, and to hear about the many things that will be happening around the College this year.

Kind Regards

Joel van Bentum


Marrara Christian College

NT Christian College

Welcome letter PDF